Marijuana Legalization and Regulatory News for Cannabis Businesses

Weekly Wrapup: Avalanche of Colorado Cannabis News + Medical Marijuana Patient Survey

Colorado found itself in the marijuana spotlight multiple times last week, with several announcements and developments having a bearing on the state’s medical cannabis industry: – On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper officially came out against Amendment 64, the ballot proposal calling for the legalization of marijuana for adults 21 and older. The University of Colorado […]

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Feds Raid 2 California Cannabis Dispensaries, Order 66 Other MMJ Businesses to Close

The federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana in California continues unabated, with agents raiding two dispensaries in Anaheim this week and threatening dozens of others in the area. Expect more of these actions in the days leading up to the election as President Obama looks to head off accusations that he allowed the medical marijuana […]

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Referendum Drive, Lawsuits Not Enough to Delay LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The Los Angeles medical marijuana industry is exploring every avenue to prevent a recently approved ban on dispensaries from crippling the city’s entire MMJ infrastructure. Advocates and professionals are working aggressively to force a voter referendum in an attempt to overturn the ban, while some lawyers predict we’ll see an avalanche of lawsuits against the […]

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Successful Arkansas Medical Marijuana Legalization Push Could Open up South for MMJ

Arkansas is poised to become a key medical marijuana battleground this November, with an initiative to legalize cannabis for medical purposes likely headed for the ballot. The main group behind the legalization measure – Arkansans for Compassionate Care – submitted nearly 75,000 extra signatures to state election officials this week after coming up short the […]

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